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Chosen. Philadelphia’s Great Hebraica

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Author & Curator

David Stern.

Co-authors

Evelyn M. Cohen, Emile G.L. Schrijver.

Editor

Judith M. Guston.

Imprint

Philadelphia, Pa., USA, 2007. 80 pp., illustrations: 81 col., 1 b&w, 25.5 × 20.5 cm. English.

ISBN

9780939084364

Location

Rosenbach Museum and Library (29 March–26 August 2007)

Description

Important Hebrew books and illuminated manuscripts preserved in Philadelphia. Central text recounts the history of the Jewish book, from scroll to codex and from manuscript to printed book. Five illuminated Esther scrolls reproduced in their entirety. Detailed descriptive entries. 58 items.

main keywords

HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSPRINTED BOOKSSCROLLS OF ESTHER

minor keywords

Aaron Wolf Herlingen of Gewitsch (scribe-artist)Book bindingsHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, BiblesHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th–16th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Portugal, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CJoseph ben David of Leipnik (scribe-artist)Keter TorahMeshullam Zimmel of Polna (scribe-artist)RimmonimScrolls of Esther, cut-outScrolls of Esther, engraved bordersScrolls of Esther, illuminatedTorah (scroll)Torah casesTorah mantles

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